Restless legs syndrome

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Study
In a genomewide association study of 393 RLS patients and 1602 controls, Winkelmann et al. (2007) found a significant association between restless legs syndrome and dbSNP rs2300478 in the MEIS1 gene (601739). The findings were confirmed in 2 independent replication studies of 875 and 211 patients, respectively. Combined results of all 3 studies yielded an overall odds ratio of 1.74 for the G allele (p = 8.08 x 10(-23)). The study also showed evidence for an association with several SNPs within a region on chromosome 15q that contains the LBXCOR1 (611273) and MAP2K5 (602520) genes.

What is restless legs syndrome?

Other information
GENE: RLS1
CYTO : 12q12-q21
DESC: Restless legs syndrome, susceptibility to, 1
SNP   : rs2300478

External Links
RLS.com

Reference
Winkelmann, J.; Schormair, B.; Lichtner, P.; Ripke, S.; Xiong, L.; Jalilzadeh, S.; Fulda, S.; Putz, B.; Eckstein, G.; Hauk, S.; Trenkwalder, C.; Zimprich, A.; and 15 others :

Genome-wide association study of restless legs syndrome identifies common variants in three genomic regions. Nature Genet. 39: 1000-1006, 2007. PubMed ID : 17637780
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